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 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Assembly votes for complete replacement of borough baler

At the suggestion of Public Works director Chris Cotta, the borough assembly voted in favor of moving forward with a full replacement of the borough’s saolid waste baler. Several of the major working parts in the baler are deteriorating, including...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

"Let Me Run" program hosts 5k community run

On Saturday, the Let Me Run after school program finished their fall season by hosting a community 5k run. The Let Me Run program is a national program that helps boys learn skills for managing and...

 

NSRAA meetings in November

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its Fall Board of Directors meeting November 14-15, starting at 9:00 a.m. in the NSRAA conference room at 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd. in Sitka. Meetings are open to the... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

November 8, 1918 On Saturday night a quiet wedding ceremony was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Roundtree, which united Miss Elsie Roundtree, their daughter and C. Clausen. The groom is the assistant cashier of the Bank of Petersburg and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Dunleavy becomes Alaska's next governor

Unofficial results in Tuesday's general election show incumbent Don Young(R) remains Alaska's United States representative, Mike J. Dunleavy(R) becomes governor of Alaska, House District Incumbent...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

South Harbor feasibility study increases by $50,000

The Petersburg Borough’s in-kind portion of a feasibility study to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother egress increased by $50,000, and was approved by the assembly on Monday. “The...

 

To the Editor

The town that fish built To the Editor: Ocean acidification and global warming do scare me. This letter is to relate my ideas about what is going on with the politics and perils of the heating of the...

 

Editorial

The assembly needs to reconsider their vote to initiate a training session to disseminate information about state law regarding the open meetings act. It’s important that all assembly, board and commission members be aware of the requirements of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Petersburg split on idea of larger cruise ships

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce hosted a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss and receive community feedback on the possibility of larger cruise ships coming to Petersburg. In August, Viking...

 

Police report

October 31 — A camper was illegally parked on private property on Mitkof Highway. The owner was told to move it by Nov. 1 or else it would be impounded. The owner of an abandoned vehicle on S. Nordic Dr. was contacted. The vehicle was being...

 

Three swimmers make it to state

Five Petersburg High School swimmers traveled to Anchorage to compete in the state championships, three of whom made it to the individual final events. "It was good," said head coach Andy Carlisle....

 

PHS volleyball team hosts seeding tournament

At their second seeding tournament, the Petersburg varsity volleyball team beat four out of six teams over the weekend at home. "Overall, [I'm] very happy with where we are right now and how much...

 

Eight PHS wrestlers participate in meet

The Petersburg wrestling team took a hit at their third meet over the weekend in Metlakatla after half the team had to stay behind. “We didn't take very many people,” said head coach Daniel Van Swearingen. “Sickness and injuries plagued us....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Traveling art exhibit addresses colonization in Alaskan art

On Friday, the Petersburg Public Library and the Clausen Museum hosted an opening reception for the De-colonizing Alaska art exhibit. The exhibit seeks to de-colonize Alaska art, which has had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Borough assembly passes updated development code in its second reading

The borough assembly passed ordinance #2018-18, which will provide a new development code for the borough, in its second reading at an assembly meeting on Monday. “There’s nothing final about this in case we realize a piece of it doesn’t...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska salmon permit values stagnant all year, except for two regions

Values for Alaska salmon permits have remained stagnant all year, except for two regions, and costs for halibut quota shares have plummeted. For salmon permits, an off kilter fishery that came in 30 percent below an already grim harvest forecast kept...

 

Obituary: Jimmie Wayne Thompson, 80

Jimmie "Jim" Wayne Thompson, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the Wrangell Medical Center. His health had declined over the last several years after suffering from several small strokes, and... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 8, 2018

Petro 49, Inc. proposes land swap with borough

The borough assembly received a letter on Oct. 29 from Petro 49, Inc.'s CFO Jason Werner expressing the company's desire to exchange land with the borough. "That's just a letter I thought we should...

 

Emergency response exercise doubles as a free flu clinic

The Petersburg Public Health Center is hosting a Point of Dispensing or POD exercise on Fri., Nov. 9 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation gym. This will help Petersburg’s emergency responders practice giving medications or vaccines...

 

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